- VA executive to visit site of over-budget Denver hospital Updated: Jul-01-15 5:05 am
AURORA, Colorado - Deputy VA Secretary Sloan Gibson is returning to Colorado to talk with members of Congress about the troubled veterans medical center under construction outside Denver.
- Internal Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticism Updated: Jun-30-15 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital.
- Appeals court sides with veterans in suit over experiments Updated: Jun-30-15 6:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. military must continue to alert veterans exposed to chemical and biological weapons experiments of any new information that may affect their health and provide them ongoing medical care, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
- Whistleblowers call for removal of Veterans Affairs watchdog Updated: Jun-30-15 1:05 pm
TOMAH, Wisconsin - A man who helped expose over prescription of opiates at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah wants to personally deliver a letter from whistleblowers across the country calling for the removal of the VA's chief watchdog to President Barack Obama in Wisconsin this week.
- Funding pulled for vets' adult day care in Omaha, Iowa Updated: Jun-30-15 12:43 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Funding has been pulled for adult day care for Omaha and western Iowa veterans due to a $2.5 billion shortfall in the Department of Veterans of Affair's health care budget.
- US envoy confident Australia will manage gay marriage debate Updated: Jun-30-15 5:22 am
CANBERRA, Australia - The first openly gay U.S. ambassador to Australia said on Tuesday he was confident that the "great debate" among Australians on whether to allow gay marriages would result in the best outcome for the country.
- Event to help veterans pursuing higher education Updated: Jun-30-15 4:04 am
CLARKSVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Department of Veterans Services is hosting an event to encourage veterans to pursue higher education.
- Emergency room at Topeka VA reopens Updated: Jun-29-15 7:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - The emergency room at Topeka's Veterans Administration hospital is scheduled to reopen after being closed more than a year.
- Civil War soldier finally gets headstone in Brighton Updated: Jun-29-15 5:25 pm
BRIGHTON, Michigan - The Brighton Area Historical Society's headstone restoration team has honored the memory of Civil War soldier John Sylvan Prosser by installing a Veterans Affairs memorial headstone.
- Panel urges ex-Green Beret hero out of Army with VA benefits Updated: Jun-29-15 4:49 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - An Army officer who was accused of tracking down and killing an unarmed bomb-making suspect in Afghanistan is being recommended for an honorable discharge even though a military panel that looked into the case determined his conduct was unbecoming an officer.
- Columbus Zoo offers military families free admission Updated: Jun-28-15 2:16 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Active-duty and veteran military personnel and their families will be able to visit a zoo in central Ohio for free this week in recognition of their sacrifices in service to their country.
- VA aims to help homeless, at-risk veterans find stable jobs Updated: Jun-28-15 11:02 am
CINCINNATI - David Bowles is excitedly making plans to move from a homeless shelter to an apartment of his own in a few weeks, thanks to a new Department of Veterans Affairs program helping homeless veterans find long-term employment.
- Gay activists in Asia upbeat about impact of US court ruling Updated: Jun-27-15 10:43 pm
Gay rights activists in Asia, where no country allows same-sex couples to legally marry, are upbeat about prospects for a change following the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing such marriages in every state of the nation.
- Central Alabama VA freezes hiring amid budget shortfall Updated: Jun-27-15 1:02 pm
MONTGOMERGY, Alabama - The Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System has stopped hiring medical support staff as the department tries to cope with a $2.6 billion budget shortfall nationally.
- Repeal of state-mandated stormwater fees to take effect Updated: Jun-27-15 9:43 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - New laws approved in Maryland's last legislative session are taking effect on July 1.
- Hassan: Proud that state helped pave way to 'historic day' Updated: Jun-26-15 1:59 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The governor of New Hampshire - which recognized civil unions in 2008 and legalized gay marriage two years later - is celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling as an affirmation of the nation's founding principle that "all individuals are created equal."
- VA says it faces $2.5B budget shortfall a year after scandal Updated: Jun-25-15 4:47 pm
WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs said Thursday it faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care, including new life-saving treatments for Hepatitis C.
- Johnson says lives could've been saved at Tomah VA hospital Updated: Jun-25-15 3:54 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Deaths could have been avoided at Tomah medical center if officials with the Department of Veteran Affairs had acted sooner in investigating reports of overprescribing medication, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday.
- Chinese war veterans protest over missing benefits Updated: Jun-25-15 1:28 am
BEIJING - Disgruntled Chinese military veterans converged on Beijing this week in a protest over what they say is the government's failure to make good on promised pensions, medical insurance and other benefits.
- Panel to hold Alaska field hearing on veterans health care Updated: Jun-24-15 8:53 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs has agreed to hold a field hearing in Alaska on veterans' health care in the state.
- Advocates allege religious discrimination at VA hospital Updated: Jun-24-15 8:19 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Members of a Native American sweat lodge at a VA hospital in Wichita have been subjected to discrimination and "blatant hostility" aimed at shutting down their religious services, according to a letter sent by a religious liberties group Wednesday to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
- Report: Colombia generals go unpunished in civilian killings Updated: Jun-24-15 12:46 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Dozens of senior Colombian army officers implicated in the killing of 3,000 civilians falsely claimed to be rebels a decade ago have risen through the ranks and are escaping punishment for their roles in one of Latin America's worst atrocities, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.
- Norfolk pastor sentenced for fraudulent benefit claims Updated: Jun-24-15 2:49 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - A Norfolk pastor has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for submitting fraudulent claims for disability benefits for veterans.
- VA names new director for Black Hills health care system Updated: Jun-23-15 10:46 am
HOT SPRINGS, South Dakota - The Department of Veterans Affairs has named a new director for its health care system in western South Dakota.
- Fort Hood pushes jobs for soldiers easing into civilian life Updated: Jun-22-15 6:11 pm
FORT HOOD, Texas - Each year about 11,000 soldiers depart the post at Fort Hood, stepping back into the civilian life and the private workforce.